Big Ten bowl projections: Week 4


The Big Ten went 8-2 in Week 4, and the two teams that lost, Minnesota and Indiana, probably aren't going anywhere for the holidays.

Aside from Illinois, the Big Ten's top teams took care of business in convincing fashion Saturday. So not surprisingly, we don't have too many changes in this week's bowl projections. Remember, schedules have a lot to do with where we're slotting certain teams. Michigan and Illinois both are undefeated and have fairly favorable routes through the Big Ten. Michigan State and Ohio State, meanwhile, will be tested multiple times in the coming weeks, beginning with their clash against each other this coming Saturday at The Shoe.

We expect these projections to have a different look a week from now.

Don't book your flights just yet, but here's how we see things shaking out at this moment in time ...

Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO: Wisconsin vs. BCS team

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Nebraska vs. BCS team

Capital One Bowl: Michigan vs. SEC team

Outback Bowl: Ohio State vs. SEC team

Gator Bowl: Illinois vs. SEC team

Insight Bowl: Michigan State vs. Big 12 team

Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: Penn State vs. Big 12 team

TicketCity Bowl: Iowa vs. Big 12 team

Little Caesars Pizza Bowl: Northwestern vs. MAC team